BOCK ATEX Compressors Zone 1&2
Semi-hermetic compressors for explosion-risk environments
Within the European Union, electrical and mechanical machinery operated in explosive atmospheres must comply with the ATEX (ATmospheres EXplosibles) conditions. The system designer must use correspondingly marked and certified components for these applications.
GEA Bock is the first European manufacturer who offers compressors which conform to ATEX machine category 2 (zone 1 & 2). In 2014, GEA BOCK also included compressors certified according to ATEX machine category 3 (zone 2) in its program. Within the European Union, electrical and mechanical machinery operated in explosive atmospheres must comply with the so-called ATEX (ATmospheres EXplosibles) conditions. All ATEX compressors are also approved for operation with the current hydrocarbons. The models in the HG Series are the basic compressors for ATEX versions.
GEA Bock ATEX Compressors for zone 1
Zone 1: The explosive atmosphere is occasionally present during normal operation.
GEA Bock ATEX Compressors for zone 2
Zone 2 – A place in which an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture with air of dangerous substances in the form of gas, vapor or mist is not likely to occur in normal operation but, if it does occur, will persist for a short period only.